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rapid manufacturing

Building parts out of plastic or metal one layer at a time using a method of additive fabrication such as 3D printing. Multiple pieces, either similar or dissimilar, can be built simultaneously. Rapid manufacturing evolved from some of the technologies used to build prototypes (see rapid prototyping). See 3D printing.
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Rapid manufacturing technology enables designers and metalcasters to evaluate samples ahead of full production as well as make adjustments as needed.
GrupoVangest is also adding to the joint venture's capabilities with the construction in Marinha Grande, Portugal's premier mould-making district, of a rapid manufacturing centre and a mould-making plant.
Based in Rock Hill, SC, 3D Systems manufactures concept modeling, rapid prototyping, and rapid manufacturing systems that help shorten product development and manufacturing cycles.
The TCT 2008 Rapid Manufacturing (RM) conference, which takes place between October 21-22, is recognised as the global meeting place for discussions on RM.
A large panel of metal rapid manufacturing techniques was validated as well as many powder materials and post finishing techniques to fit with the high level of quality required by production tool inserts for plastic injection.
However, the relative impact pales in comparison to the wide-ranging advantages that exist when rapid manufacturing is implemented.
In this collection of 18 articles contributors describe the design potential of rapid manufacturing, customer input and customization, CAD, emerging processes, materials issues, functionally graded materials, materials and process control, production economics, management and implementation.
of Valencia and Raindrop Geomagic have signed a development, marketing and sales agreement to provide ready-to-use software and software solutions for rapid manufacturing.
Morgan Crucible, Nippon Sheet Glass, Expeditors International, Oryx Advanced Materials, Rapid Manufacturing Honored for Outstanding Performance
Cuomo today announced that Arnprior Rapid Manufacturing Solutions Inc.
Originally developed to produce models in the product design and development stage, rapid prototyping (RP) and rapid manufacturing techniques offer a fast and economical solution to reduce lead times on cast products.
The examples they discuss are laser rapid manufacturing, lasers in metal forming, the laser forming of metal foams, the mathematical modeling of laser drilling, the thermal stress analysis of laser cutting a small diameter hole, modeling and simulating laser welding, and lasers in surface engineering.

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